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You are not alone. No matter what you are going through, there are resources to help. If you or someone you know needs help, the resources below are available to veterans, their families and friends.

If you are currently in an emotional crisis and need immediate help, please call the Veterans Crisis Line to speak with a crisis counselor. 1-800-273-8255, Press 1

Veterans Crisis Line

Speak with a qualified responder through a free and confidential phone, online chat and text-messaging service for veterans in crisis and their families and friends in need of immediate support.

Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Text 838255
Chat with a qualified responder online

VA Mental Health Screening Tools
Note: The MVAA mental health screening tool has been discontinued. This is a separate screening tool available through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

My HealtheVet offers online screening tools for mental health conditions such as depression, alcohol use, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These screenings are a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. They are brief, confidential and anonymous. My HealtheVet online screening tools are not intended to provide a complete assessment or diagnosis for any condition. They can help identify symptoms and determine if someone should seek evaluation by a health care provider or mental health professional.

Michigan VA Health Care System
The VA health care system is available to all qualifying veterans. However, veterans must apply and be accepted for coverage. For information on health care requirements, eligibility and how to start the application process, please contact your local VA.

Vet Centers
Vet Centers provide a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services to combat veterans and their families; guiding them through many of the major lifestyle adjustments that occur when a veteran returns from combat. Services include individual and group counseling in areas such as post-traumatic stress, alcohol and drug assessment and suicide prevention referrals. All services are free and strictly confidential.

Additionally, a 24-hour Vet Center hotline is available for veterans and their families to talk about their combat experience or other issues they are facing as they readjust to civilian life. Staffed by combat veterans from several eras and family members of combat veterans, the call center can be reached by dialing 877-WAR-VETS (877-927-8387).

Michigan has eight Vet Centers:

Macomb County Vet Center
42621 Garfield Road, Suite 105
Clinton Township
Phone: 586-412-0107

Dearborn Vet Center
19855 Outer Drive, Suite 105 W
Dearborn
Phone: 313-277-1428

Detroit Vet Center
Jefferson Village Square
11214 E. Jefferson, Detroit
Phone: 313-822-1141

Escanaba Vet Center
3500 Ludington Street, Suite # 110
Escanaba
Phone: 906-233-0244

Grand Rapids Vet Center
2050 Breton Road SE
Grand Rapids
Phone: 616-285-5795

Pontiac Vet Center
44200 Woodward Avenue, Suite 108
Pontiac
Phone: 248-874-1015

Saginaw Vet Center
5360 Hampton Place
Saginaw
Phone: 989-321-4650

Traverse City Vet Center
3766 N US 31 South
Traverse City
Phone: 231-935-0051

Behavioral Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
If you, a family member or friend needs treatment services for mental health, substance abuse or gambling, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website provides a list of local numbers you can call for immediate assistance.

The Women Veterans Call Center
Connect with a female staff member at the VA regarding any questions you may have about VA services or health care available to women veterans. You may also call if you have concerns about your current VA health care services. Call 855-829-6636 or chat online with the Women Veterans Call Center.

#BeThere - Support for Veterans and Servicemembers
Find a variety of resources for veterans, servicemembers and their families and friends.

Coaching Into Care
Connect with a free, confidential coaching service that helps families and friends discover constructive ways to talk with veterans about their concerns and treatment options. 888-823-7458